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How to choose a knife ?

Which blade for which use ?
There are two types of knives for RALI handplanes. Chrome steel knives for standard use and tungsten carbide knives for hard timber or abrasive materials.

 

Chrome steel blades:

For use with soft to medium timber, fir type.

Available in 3 versions:

  • 48 mm: for handplanes 105, 220 et 260, with rounded angles
  • 30 mm: for rebate G30, B03, G03, Pocket Pocket with sharp angles
  • 30 mm: for RALI matic handplane, with rounded angles

 

pour rabots 105, 220 et 260...pour rabots G30, B03, G03, Pocket...pour rabot RALI matic

                     30 mm                                              30 mm                                                    30 mm                                                                                                                                                                                

 

Tungsten carbide blade (hard metal):

For use with medium hard timber, glued panels, MDF, OSB, BLC, aluminium.

Available in 2 versions:

  • 48 mm: for handplanes 105,220 and 260, with rounded angles
  • 30 mm: for handplanes G30, B03, G03, Pocket with cutting angles

 

                               48 mm                                                          30 mm

 

The blades for surfacing planes are slightly curved, so as not to leave marks when planing a surface.
The blades for rebate planes are perfectly flat.